Two environmental engineers say governments need to do more to protect people from possible water contamination after wildfires.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: water camp-fire chemicals drinking-water natural-disasters california wildfires oregon disaster-recovery safe-drinking-water-act building-codes washington-state
Buildings aren't the only things at risk in wildfires. Recent disasters in California have left local water system contaminated with toxic chemicals afterward, slowing return and recovery.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: water camp-fire chemicals drinking-water natural-disasters california wildfires disaster-recovery safe-drinking-water-act building-codes safe-drinking-water
Warmer waters, heavier storms and nutrient pollution are a triple threat to Great Lakes cities' drinking water. The solution: Cutting nutrient releases and installing systems to filter runoff.
April 29, 2020 • ~11 min
Tags: climate-change ohio water-pollution infrastructure drinking-water great-lakes algae nutrient-pollution stormwater clean-water-act toxic-algae indiana green-roofs
Water is essential for health, economic well-being and social equity, but too many people around the world still don't have access to clean drinking water and sanitation.
March 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: climate-change water water-pollution infrastructure personal-care-products environmental-justice flint-water-crisis water-supply drinking-water world-water-day
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